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Published: January 2, 2012
© 2012 - 2020 Khorghil

The Year of 2012 is my Year of "the new and easy Way". Since 1996 i have been worked on my own Fantasy-World "Khorghil". In this time my personal taste in fantasy and the trends of fantasy itself has changed. So after years of correction my world it is time for a big break. Back to the roots, back to the beginning. And here it is... the new world of Khorghl... started with this General-Map.

I am going to give myself about 2 years to finnish ALL content to this world. I will write it down in books and of course paint it down in lots of illustrations. You will see (and read) them all here :-).

The source-file of this map has the size of DinA2... the fontsize is pretty to read in the original. Regionmaps from the NW, NE, SE and SW and a political Realm-Map will follow soon.

I really hope, you like it cause this will be the base of my doings the next 2 years

All kind of Khorghil-Illustrations especially the names wich are older than 2012 arent current. only a few will jump in my new Khorghil-Portfolio but they will be redesigned in several ways.

Stay tuned for more and big greets

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Adobe Photoshop CS4 Macintosh
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I'm publishing a book for Pathfinder under the OGL.  I'm looking to commission a single map, and then have the map divided into four sections.  

1.  The single map would be used for a fold out.
2.  The single map would need to be cut into four sections for easy inclusion into my book.  

I can email you a copy of the rough sketches I have of the map needed.  

I'm currently reaching out to multiple artists, getting bids.  I plan on making a decision by March 17th, 2017.  

If you are interested, please let me know what details you need from me in order to quote a price?

Thank you,

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thesoultornHobbyist Digital Artist
very well done!  Intricate detailing!
scrivenerofdoom's avatar
Your work is simply superb. What an amazing talent.
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TheCraftySnailHobbyist General Artist
Really really cool! Amazing style.
Im building a Fantasy world and its World-Sized, not just a small country/island. I was wondering how big this place would be compared to somewhere on Earth?
Qoff's avatar
One of the best maps I ever saw, dude this is awesome. I'm learning it, can you take a look and give me some advices?
DharienNightroad's avatar
Pleeeeaseee! Tutorial!! Those mountains!! OMG SO BEAUTIFUL!!
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treediamondHobbyist Writer
Hallo Markus,

I have some maps about a book I write, could you draw my maps in this amazing style you have here?
Have a nice day

Daniel (
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Oh eine Karte wollte ich auch schon seit Langem machen! Deine Weltkarten sind sehr inspirierend!
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hach, Karten auf Deutsch sind doch die schönsten :)
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hero339Professional Digital Artist
This is some scary, awesome shit. 
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Will-ErwinHobbyist Digital Artist
Good: Wow, where do I begin?
+The labels are my favorite part. I especially like the ones that look like they're raised right from the terrain.
+The textures and use of colors is likewise fantastic. You give each region its own character.
+I like how your icons look like physical objects on a physical map.
+The Compass Rose fits the theme of the map perfectly.
+It's rich with subtle detail throughout.

Areas for Improvement: I'm really having to dig here.

-The borders seem to end abruptly, as if they've been partly cropped off. This is most noticeable at the corners.
-The shores of the rivers seem slightly raised.

Overall, this map is an inspiration!
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I really like this type of maps, and I want to know which programmes did you use for make this gorgeous map.
LaurentusVonSenin's avatar
Alter, ein krasses Kunstwerk! Hut ab!
Mir persönlich etwas zu extrem mit der Beschriftung, aber cool siehts trotzdem aus.
Freue mich auf mehr von Dir!
AslanC's avatar
Sweet Mother of GOD! No words to describe how awesome this is!
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CiriasProfessional Digital Artist
I absolutely love this map. Just how did you get that engraved text effects... ;)
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vladimirdrakProfessional Digital Artist
hammer arbeit schaut echt gut aus =)
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FelewinHobbyist Digital Artist
Where's Xanadu? lol
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I've seen countless fantasy maps in my life, but this... this is absolutely magnificent work. The style with which you've rendered your world in this image somehow manages to be not only visually captivating, as well as tastefully informative, but it harkens to the mood of wonder in a way few if any other art pieces have since I first began to appreciate the form. Well done. Well done indeed.
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DustdownHobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely gorgeous1 Incredible eye for detail! If you ever post a tutorial on how to do this; please let me know!
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ErailiHobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, die Karte ist echt genial *-*
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badbabyartHobbyist General Artist
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